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Beyond words

I was caught up to paradise and heard things so astounding that they cannot be expressed in words (2 Corinthians 12:4; NLT).

The Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans (Romans 8:26; NIV).

You love him even though you have never seen him […] and you rejoice with a glorious inexpressible joy (1 Peter 1:8; NLT).

The Spirit is truth (1 John 5:6; NKJV).

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Our words
Are nothing more

Than sounds
And symbols, Lord,

Pointing towards
The truth beyond words

That is You.

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Prayer

Symbols

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me (Psalm 23:4; NKJV).

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you (Isaiah 41:10; NLT).

Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow – not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love (Romans 8:38; NLT).

I am the LORD, who heals you (Exodus 15:26; NIV).


Lord,
We have monsters, ogres,
Dragons, witches,
And ghosts
Hiding in the darkness
Of our minds.

They emerge in our nightmares,
And in visions;
During contemplation;
When we’re drunk,
Or drugged,
And when we’re sick
In body,
Or in mind.

But when we meet
These symbols
Of our deepest fears,
Most painful memories,
And sharpest griefs,
We need not shrink from them –

For we can face and conquer
All our demons
If we tackle them with you –
The God who heals.

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